Werner von Blomberg
Werner Eduard Fritz von Blomberg (* 2. September 1878, Stargard (Pommern); † 22. March 1946 in Nuremberg) was under Adolf Hitler realm military Minister and the first general field marshal of the armed forces.
he is the son of the lieutenant colonel Emil von Blomberg and its Mrs. Emma (geb. Tschepe). After attendance of the institute for main cadet in large light field (with Berlin) Blomberg 1897 begins its military career as a second lieutenant in a Prussian Füsilierregiment. From 1907 to 1910 Blomberg visited the war academy in Berlin and afterwards into the large general staff was appointed. 1911 to the captain carried, act to Blomberg in the First World War first as a general staff officer of a reserve division. 1916 ascend Blomberg to the major and become a first general staff officer with the 7. Army. For its earnings/services it receives le Mérite to 1918 the medal Pour.
After the war Blomberg from 1919 is active to 1921 as an adviser in the realm military Ministry. 1920 to the lieutenant colonel carried, he is destined and in this function 1923 as the Colonel is carried 1921 to 1924 chief of staff with the military district command V in Stuttgart. to 1925 Blomberg is promoted to the boss of the army training nature. 1927 he takes over the line of the office for troop training with the realm military Ministry and in the following year to the major general is carried. 1929 to 1933 commander of the military district I (East Prussia), become Blomberg of 1932 directors/conductors of the German military delegation on that Geneva disarmament conference. In the same year its 1904 born wife Charlotte dies (geb. Lightme), with which it had five children.
Realm president Paul von Hindenburg Blomberg appoints few hours before the appointment Adolf Hitler as the new realm chancellor to 30. January 1933 to the realm military Minister and promotes it at the same time to general of the infantry: Blomberg is to contribute to conservative “framing” of Hitler. The appointment Blombergs as the realm military Minister is however unconstitutional, since Ministers may be appointed only on suggestion of the head of the government.
During the “Röhm Putsches in such a way specified “in August 1934 Blomberg behaves passively - despite the murder of two former generals of the realm resistance, short from Schleicher and Ferdinand of Bredow. Blomberg suppressed protests within the officer corps against the distance of Jewish comrades.
After death Hindenburgs to 2. August 1934 arranges Blomberg from own drive the swearing-in of the realm military soldiers in on Hitler. For his loyalty Hitler thanks it 1935 with the transmission of the supreme command over all armed forces (army, navy, since 1936 also over the again set up Air Force) and appoints it one year later - than first soldiers of the armed forces at all - the general field marshal. To 30. January 1937 receives the golden party badge of the NSDAP to Blomberg.
To 5. November 1937 it participates in a secret meeting with Hitler, to in addition the commanders in chief three armed forces-steep (Werner baron von Fritsch (army), Erich wheels (war navy), Hermann Göring (Air Force)) as well as the realm minister of foreign affairs Konstantin baron von Neurath participate. Topic of the discussion held in famous “Hossbach minutes “are Hitler's plans for a war of aggression against of Germany neighbour states. Blomberg endorses these plans, warns however, together also from Fritsch, of the risks of a too early outbreak of war, since the armed forces yet war ready are not.
The marriage ceremony with the former prostitute Erna Gruhn in January 1938 becomes the Politikum: Blomberg crosses the marriage regulations for armed forces member, intensified by it, and compromises themselves in such a way in a way that he to 27. January 1938 its office for Minister to lay down must and from the armed forces separates. In a last act of the loyalty stating he suggests with his parting visit in the Reichskanzlei Hitler as a new commander in chief of the armed forces.
In the Second World War without military use, Blomberg is arrested 1945 of the allied ones; in the main war crimes trial in Nuremberg (1945/46) Blomberg is quoted as a witness before the international military tribunal.
To 22. March 1946 dies Werner von Blomberg in Nuremberg in an American military military hospital.
- honour cross for front fighter
- wounding badge (1918) in black
- pilot and observer badges in gold with brilliant (honour for the sake of)
- knight cross of the royal house medal of Hohenzollern with swords
- iron cross (1914) 2. and 1. Class
- Pour le Mérite
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|NAME||Blomberg, Werner of|
|DATE OF BIRTH||2. September 1878|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stargard Szczeciński|
|DYING DATE||22. March 1946|